GATINEAU, QC, April 2, 2012 /CNW/ - As Minister of State (Sport), I congratulate the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) on two decades of protecting the integrity of sport in Canada and playing a leading role in advancing the values of fair, safe, and ethical sport around the world.
As a government committed to ensuring a fair playing field for our Canadian athletes, we are proud of our longstanding partnership with the CCES and of our reputation as a leading nation in the fight against doping in sport, both domestically and internationally.
Recognized as one of the world's leading anti-doping agencies, the CCES has played a key role in ensuring the advancement of a fair and ethical Canadian Sport System that allows our athletes to play and train in a safe and welcoming environment.
On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I would like to thank Dr. Andrew Pipe (the first chair of the CCES), Mr. Victor Lachance (the first CEO of the CCES) and Dr. Christiane Ayotte (Director of the Doping Control Laboratory at the INRS) who are being honoured this evening for the key role they have played in the development and success of the CCES.
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